$30 Advance | $32 Day of show
Doors open at 7pm.
Band of Friends - A Celebration of Rory Gallagher ft. Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy, & Mike Hansen (recplacing Ted McKenna)
Rory Gallagherâ€™sÂ music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Sadly, we lost Rory on June 14th, 1995. To his devoted fans and followers this was the ultimate tragedy.
TheÂ Band of FriendsÂ is not a tribute to Rory, but a celebration of his life and music. The band consists of musicians who played with Rory as his rhythm section for years and is fronted by the incomparableÂ Davy Knowles!
Gerry McAvoy (Bass Guitar)Â played with Rory for 20 years, from 1971 to 1991 and, because of this, has a great insight into the man and his music. Gerry played on every album Rory ever made and wrote a book about his career, published in 2005, called Riding Shotgun. The book was also published in Germany, where it was titled On The Road. Gerry is also known for his time spent withÂ Champion Jack Dupree,Â Deep Joy, andÂ Nine Below Zero.
Davy KnowlesÂ is a blues rocker originally from the Isle Of Man and currently resides in Chicago, IL. He is best known for fronting his own band, theÂ Davy Knowles BandÂ as well as being the frontman for the popular blues rock band,Â Back Door Slam. Knowlesâ€™Â musical influences includeÂ Robert Johnson,Â Dire Straits,Â Rory Gallagher,Â Peter Green, andÂ Eric ClaptonÂ to name a few. He has toured alongside the likes ofÂ Jeff Beck,Â Joe Satriani,Â Chickenfoot,Â The Rhythm Devils, andÂ Govâ€™t Mule.
Mike HansenÂ will be replacing the late Ted McKenna on drums.Â Mike has shared the stage with a fantastic roster of musicians, and we know heâ€™ll do both Rory and Ted proud.
Make NO mistake, this is NO tribute band. This isÂ THE RORY GALLAGHER BAND.Â TheÂ BAND OF FRIENDSÂ is a force to be reckoned with.